1. Well regulation to ration water use a. There are over 200,000-600,000 unregulated private domestic wells in California (Jones, 2016). b. In 2014, “groundwater makes up 60 percent of California’s water use” (Governor Brown Changes, 2014).
Ever since forty plus years ago Agriculturalists have shown a variety of show cattle and ran ranches with them. I showed cattle for a few years throughout my FFA experience. Cattle have played a huge role in our society feeding families and other people who reside in this world. Their effect on human culture is something that we take much pride in when raising our cattle whether it is for companion or meat products. Previous cattle showman know and strive to achieve the ultimate goal: winning grand champion. This reward is earned by having the best show calf in the ring to the judge’s perspective. In order to reach this goal, the exhibitor must use proper feeding methods and show technique. (Insert thesis here.)
What I’m involved in with FFA is showing pigs, heifers, steers, livestock judging, and radio speaking, and volunteering to help out at FFA events being held by Rio Vista FFA. I am currently an FFA officer. I hold the position of the sentinel and will be taking the vice president position next year. I have done extremely well in my three years of showing animals, with my first
All I have ever been known for is anything in association to agriculture. Growing up, I have always enjoyed the great outdoors. For as long as I can remember, I have been hunting and fishing and growing my agricultural knowledge through at home lessons and the FFA Organization. I have
Is it humane to show at the county fair? Is it worse that kids in 4-H are making money for showing off projects that are actually animals with their own rights to live free? It is not inhumane for kids to show and sell animals at the county fair because those kids are learning what farming is like in that aspect. They are also working with those animals for very long periods of time to get them to learn to do what the child wants them to do. The animals are also known as projects because the kids are doing book work and learning about the animal as a learning tool. The money the kids make from showing and selling these animals is just a reward for all of the hard work these kids put into teaching the animals to do what the kids want them to do. It is also to try to get them to stay in 4-H because as long as they are in 4-H or FFA the kids are learning to work and become productive citizens later in life.
My mom and dad taught me to never give up and to work hard and be dedicated to the things I have passion for and success will come in one form or another. Working summers on an orchard, participating in 4H and FFA, and being a three sport athlete taught
304 “ America's gift to my generation” “Heroes wear dog tags (not capes)” author unknown To the veterans that are still with us today. I want you all to know that we do the pledge of
The interactions I had with the beautiful animals fostered a fascination that would stay with me for years. Despite this passion, I was never able to ride or own a horse because of the expenses and attention they require. But at the age of twelve my dad signed me up to volunteer at HETRA, giving me the incredible opportunity to work closely with the animals I loved so much. Although I was concerned about jumping into something that I had never done before, I soon found my confidence. The volunteers and instructors made me feel welcome and helped me learn the all of the procedures.
One Jacket, One Nation When you think of FFA, you think of cows, plows, and sows, but it is so much more. Growing up with a background of agriculture has tremendously impacted the way I have grown up. Both of my grandparents raised horses, which invoked my love for riding horses. My maternal grandparents raised pigs and beef as well which allowed me to broaden my background. I used to live on a dairy farm where we bottled our own milk. I also help out on our grain farm, and I milk at a dairy farm. With all of my experience in agriculture I knew that FFA would be a good choice for an activity to become involved in. Since joining the middle school quiz bowl team in 8th grade, I have been heavily involved in agriculture. Although I was later than
I never will understand this day to the fair and what all happened, I don’t think anyone will. I just know that one animal ruined a month for me. It was the week right before fair, and all I did was walk my cow. It was the first time ever
5 Great Tips When Visiting the Minnesota State Fair Hi folks, thanks for the response to my previous blog. However, my slothful ways have caught up to me and need to finish this blog that’s a few weeks overdue for the Minnesota State Fair. Although, I enjoyed my time at the Minnesota State Fair, I didn’t get a chance to go to the Renaissance Fair as I was worn down from the fair and was tired of hordes of people. However, I was able to go to the Fair and partake in the music, the culture, and the delicious food. Although my dental regime was not on par for the toothache that commenced after eating those sweet awesome cookies. I will explain later in the blog, by all means read further on some tips for you to go to next year’s fair.
Feeling a bit uninspired? Yeah, I know the feeling. But I also know the solution! It is five simple letters LACMA. That’s right, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the perfect place to conjure your creative juices. LACMA is one of the premiere museums in Southern California, offering an array of paintings and sculptures ranging from Modern Art to German expressionism. There’s nothing better than spending a luxurious Sunday perusing the amazing art within the seven different buildings LACMA has to offer. This “tour de art” as we will call it, should only be broken up with a visit to the museum’s restaurant, Pentimento, which offers brunch every Sunday from 11-3pm. I know I’ve inspired you to get inspired but, what is more inspiring is that
This goal became so heavy in my life that I forgot to ask myself throughout high school what else I wished to accomplish. I focused on it so much that it consumed every day of my life. I did not go to parties or hang out with my friends much. I spent my free time working on speeches and training my show animals so that my name might be called one more time and people could know who I was. Now do not get me wrong I loved every minute of meeting new people, making memories, and expanding my comfort zone. I lived for the late nights and the early mornings that followed. It was on these days that my love and passion for the FFA and the agriculture industry grew. When my
Evolution of Loyalty and Responsibility in FFA Through my experience with FFA I have acquired the skills of loyalty and responsibility. Through the heartache, late nights, early mornings, bottle feeding, calling the vet late at night because you are so discombobulated on how to take care of a sick calf, all
The Fair Five years ago at the age of 9, I had just started showing sheep at the Union fair. I named my first lamb Cupcake, I did not know a lot about how to show a lamb, but I tried. For my first show, I received fourth place out of eight lambs, most of these 4-Her’s had showed before. My uncle was very proud of me, when I received fourth place in my class. A week later, I was off to the New Haven Fair and I achieved third place out of ten lambs. About a month later, I was headed to Washington Town and Country Fair. On Thursday, I received ninth place out of ten lambs in my class. A couple of days later on a Saturday, we had to sell our animals. I sold her to a company named Ck Cranes. Once, he had bought my lamb, we took pictures. My